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Why is the 7th of January “Divorce Monday”?

Why is the 7th of January “Divorce Monday”?

Posted by Melissa - December 07 2018

Why is the 7th of January “Divorce Monday”?


For most people, January is a fresh start, a new beginning and a time for New Year’s resolutions.


For some, this time is an opportunity to reflect on the bigger picture – where their life is going.


It is probably not surprising that in the period immediately after Christmas, there is a spike in enquiries for divorce and family lawyers.  At this time, the UK’s largest dating website experience their busiest period of new registrations and Google reports more searches online for “divorce lawyer” than any other time of year.


What is the reason for this?


It may be that some have decided some time ago that their marriage or relationship is experiencing difficulties, but delayed making any decisions before the New Year so as not to ruin Christmas for the family or upset the children.  Some find that the stress of the Christmas period itself can add to any strain a relationship may already be under and bring matters to a head.


For some, it is simply a time when people consider changes that need to be made in order to move their lives in the direction that they wish.


Key Points


If you have made the decision to separate from your spouse or partner, it is key to obtain legal advice early so that you can consider your options and talk things over with a specialist who can advise you on the implications, financial and otherwise of your decision.


Try to keep lines of communication open between you and your spouse, particularly if there are children, to minimise the impact on them.


In the event that you decide to seek legal advice, it is important that you choose a lawyer who specialises in family law and is a member of Resolution. Members of Resolution ascribe to a code of conduct whereby every attempt is made to work effectively with the client, and those representing the spouse or partner, to minimise conflict and stress to both parties.


As members of resolution at Baxter Harries, we do everything we can to work with our clients to provide the most cost effective, constructive and amicable resolution of their difficulties whilst taking a robust stance where necessary to protect their interests.


If you require any advice or guidance about any of the matters mentioned in this article please don’t hesitate to contact us, our specialist team would be only too pleased to support and assist you.

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